The Sunday Times headline story "Blunkett fast-tracks ID cards" has re-opened the ID Cards leaking season.
They allegedly quote details from supposedly secret letters sent by Cabinet Ministers criticising David Blunkett's draft ID Cards Bill, which is due to be published "before Easter".
"Public support for ID cards has increased since the bombings in Madrid, according to a poll for The Sunday Times today. The Experian survey shows that more than 86% of people would be prepared to carry an ID card, with the overwhelming majority believing that it would help to fight crime and terrorism."
The Spanish ID Card system did not prevent the bombs in Madrid.
Nobody from the Home Office has yet been able to explain just exactly how their proposed Compulsory Biometric ID Card scheme could actually catch terrorists or serious criminals.
N.B. Experian are a major Credit Reference Agency, and they have a vested commercial interest in promoting Compulsory ID Cards, for their own financial benefit.
Do the people surveyed realise that in order to be of any use in catching terrorists or criminals, the compulsory registration and re-registration procedures will be equivalent to placing all 60 million people in the UK onto the Violent and Sexual Offenders Register ?